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5 Common Myths About Dental Care Leave a comment

Five common myths about keeping your teeth clean and healthy

Here are five of the most common myths and misconceptions about keeping your teeth and gums healthy and clean.

 

Here are some of the most common myths we hear about natural dental care, and the truth behind them!

The harder your eco friendly toothbrush is, the better it cleans

You might think that the harder your eco friendly toothbrush is, the better it is for getting your gnashers clean, but you would be wrong. Hard natural, sustainable, vegan, eco toothbrushes can be tough on your gums and teeth causing damage. Instead, you should opt for a natural soft or medium bristle eco friendly toothbrush and brush your teeth slowly and gently for a longer period of time, to get a better result. As well as a natural beechwood handle eco friendly toothbrush, you could also go for a sustainable, natural, bamboo toothbrush with either ultra soft, soft, medium bristle.

Flossing using eco dental floss is unnecessary

Some people think that flossing isn’t necessary, in fact in the UK many people don’t use eco dental floss at all, especially when compared with our US counterparts. Brushing is not enough and natural flossing is an essential step in ensuring that you remove bits that your eco friendly toothbrush can’t get to, and that you get to bits that you eco friendly brush can’t reach. If you don’t use eco dental floss, you are actually leaving around 33% of your mouth unclean which is quite shocking as well as a bit gross.

You don’t need natural mouthwash

Again, some people say that you don’t need natural mouthwash but really, rinsing your mouth out with a eco-friendly, natural mouthwash with organic, vegan, natural ingredients helps to whiten teeth, prevent cavities, and stop the buildup of plaque. Natural mouthwash also keeps your breath fresh and can calm down sensitive teeth and gums

Brushing your teeth hard will make your teeth cleaner

No, brushing your teeth hard will only make things worse. In fact, over-vigorous brushing can make your gums bleed and layers of enamel wear off your teeth- neither of which are good things. Instead, use a natural soft, medium, or hard bristle eco friendly toothbrush made with recyclable, eco, natural, biodegradable, sustainable bamboo or plastic-free beechwood handle and use it gently over your teeth and gums. Remember, you should be brushing at a 45-degree angle to your gums and be sure to work the eco friendly toothbrush inside and outside the parts of your mouth and don’t forget to brush your tongue!

Natural toothpaste doesn’t work

Just because something is natural, vegan or organic it doesn’t mean it isn’t effective, likewise just because something is full of fancy-sounding chemicals, doesn’t mean it is good for you. You might be concerned that natural toothpaste is not capable of doing the same job as its commercial counterparts, but depending on which natural toothpaste you choose, you might be surprised. We stock fluoride free and with fluoride varieties, so you can decide which natural toothpaste you prefer- with fluoride is particularly good at fighting and preventing cavities.

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